Circle Time Sessions for Relaxation and Imagination

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SAGE, Feb 18, 2007 - Education - 96 pages
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`Emotional health is a key concern in classrooms nowadays, and the ideas within this book are a fresh approach to delivering and supplementing the SEAL (Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning) programmes outlined in the Primary National Strategy' - Youth in Mind

Young people have to cope with stress yet often are given little or no practical help, nor are they taught coping strategies.

Using the popular technique of Circle Time, this book provides a range of exercises to promote relaxation, inner confidence and a positive sense of self through the use of visualisation. These strategies are already established in other walks of life, such as sport, and will build on emotional literacy work as part of the PSHE curriculum.

The exercises are also accompanied by questions, discussion prompts and worksheets. This book will be useful for all adults who want to provide young people aged 8 upwards with the tools to assist emotional development.

 

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Contents

A Relaxation Exercise
17
Row Your Boat
21
The Giant Within
25
The House That Peace Built
30
Mirror Mirror on My Wall
35
The Happy Forest
40
Sky Dance with An Eagle
44
Butterfly Valley
48
Quick Fixes and Tuneups
63
Bow And Arrow
65
The Tap
69
Receptive Hands
72
Tests And Exams
75
Start of Day Positve Focus
77
Ball Of Light
81
From Buds To Flowers
85

Thought Ballons
53
Roar Of The Crowd
58

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About the author (2007)

Tony Pryce has worked as a Special Needs Educator and has trained in performance in a variety of institutions. He has written a number of plays which have been performed, and runs drama workshops, aimed at young people, for the Lyric.

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